Revol, began experiencing altitude-induced hallucinations, developed frostbite on her hands and feetISLAMABAD : Engulfed in a blizzard at 6,000 metres, Denis Urubko screamed into the vast darkness on Pakistan’s “killer mountain” – then, through the wind came a woman’s faint reply, setting up a daring late-night rescue. Exposed to harsh winds and blistering subzero temperatures, Revol began experiencing altitude-induced hallucinations. Copters pick up volunteers from K2 to rescue climbers stranded on Nanga ParbatOthers, however, describe him as too prone to taking risks. Urubko cited his previous climbs on Nanga Parbat, at 8,125 metres (26,660 feet) the world’s ninth-highest mountain, as being the reason the rescue had succeeded. Nanga Parbat earned the nickname “killer mountain” after more than 30 climbers died trying to climb it before the first successful summit in 1953.
Source: The Express Tribune March 08, 2018 06:45 UTC